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Why You Need a Village & How to Build One

It is absolutely true that when we allow our mess to show, we invite other people to show THEIR mess. When people are walking around mess front center, BOOM! A village is born. In the village, you can shove aside the surface talk and get to the good stuff—the meat. The meat is where I… Continue reading Why You Need a Village & How to Build One

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Family Pictures: We All Suffer

We took family pictures because it’s holiday time and that’s what people do during holiday time, right? We all collectively line children up in a field and yell at them to smile. There are 6 people in my family, so there is not ever a time that every single person is both AWAKE and HAPPY… Continue reading Family Pictures: We All Suffer

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Sunday Gospel Reflection: Christ the King

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never really stopped and thought about what this solemnity means. In today’s gospel reading (Matthew 25: 31-46) Jesus talks to His disciples about those who will inherit His kingdom. Jesus says, “I was hungry and you gave me food, ill and… Continue reading Sunday Gospel Reflection: Christ the King

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Sunday Gospel Reflection

In today’s gospel (Matthew 25: 14-30) Jesus tells the parable of the man who is going on a journey and leaves his treasure with his servants. With one he leaves 5 “talents” and with another 2 and with the last he leaves 1. Two of the servants go out into the world and use their… Continue reading Sunday Gospel Reflection

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Prayerbook Giveaway: When You’re Not Praying

It’s so taboo to talk about not praying in the Christian community for some reason, but, let’s be honest: sometimes we don’t pray, right? We don’t pray because we don't know how to, don’t want to, it feels pointless, we forget, we don’t think we have time, etc. If you’re not praying or if you… Continue reading Prayerbook Giveaway: When You’re Not Praying